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slice

[slīs]
Etymology: OFr, esclice
(in tomography) a cross-sectional plane of the body selected for imaging.

slice

Drug slang
An eighth of an ounce of marijuana (derived from pizza, which is generally divided into 8 slices).

Imaging
(1) CT term for a single-imaged region.
(2) MRI term for the planar or selected image region.

slice

Imaging A popular term for a collimation scan interval in CT or equivalent in MRI

slice,

n in cavity preparation a straight-line (plane) cut that removes a thin layer from an axial convexity.
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ADVENTURER Bear Grylls had emergency surgery after almost severing one finger and slicing off the tip of another in a Vietnamese jungle.
A CHEF who killed his victim before slicing off and frying pieces of his flesh had visited a website featuring pictures of dead bodies, a court heard.
Let hope the feeling's not mutual, for Jon's sake - Michael is best known for slicing off a cop's ear in Reservoir Dogs.
Tail-docking involves slicing off part of the tail with pliers or a hot docking iron.
Other farsighted forest managers predict that coming decades will see more widespread use of equipment just now showing up in the woods: hydraulic faller-bunchers that slice off trees at ground level; de-limbers, or harvesters, that eliminate the dangerous and labor-intensive work of bucking trees in favor of picking up the whole tree, slicing off limbs, and sawing it into lengths ready to load on the truck; and forwarders, or mobile skidders, navigating slopes up to 45 degrees and bringing larger loads back to the landing with less terrain damage.